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Used Equipment Accepted For Local Youth Baseball And Softball

    Westar Energy is asking for the public’s help to make sure southeast Kansas kids have the gear to play baseball this summer.     The company is teaming up with the “Keepers of the Legend Foundation”  to gather equipment for young baseball and softball players.     Westar is asking the public for gently used bats, gloves, balls and more.     Donations are tax-deductible and will all be given to youth leagues…

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Concealed School Guns Bill Moves To Oklahoma House

    Oklahoma lawmakers are considering a bill  that would allow public school teachers to carry concealed firearms into their classrooms with less training than what is now required.     The House Public Safety Committee voted 11-5 Wednesday for a bill authorizing school districts to allow for armed school personnel if they have a concealed carry license.     That bill now heads to the full house.     Under a law passed …

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Young Entrepreneurs Compete For $1500 Prize

Some teens in Cherokee County, Kansas presented their business ideas in Riverton today. More than two dozen students from Southeast and Columbus high schools participated in the Youth Entrepreneur Fair. They were all competing for the top prize: $1500 in cash. Organizers hope the event will help students get some early experience in business.  Janet Miller from the Cherokee County Economic Development Center says, “Not everybody is cut out to work for someone…

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Missouri Poaching Fines

From Associated Press – JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri House has voted overwhelmingly to raise poaching fines to protect the state’s fledgling elk population. The bill approved Wednesday would allow judges to impose fines of at least $2,500 for attempting to illegally hunt elk. The money would be used to benefit local school districts. In 2011 the Department of Conservation began reintroducing elk in Missouri, a century-and-a-half after elk were wiped out from the state. T…

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Oklahoma Armed Teachers

From Associated Press – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Public school teachers in Oklahoma would be able to carry concealed firearms into their classrooms with less training than is now required under a bill headed to the House. The House Public Safety Committee voted 11-5 Wednesday for a bill authorizing school districts to allow for armed school personnel if they have a concealed carry license. Under a law passed in 2015, districts can allow armed employees in schools, but only if they’ve c…